Item L.12277 - Eddie Cantor Opens Old Folks Home

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Eddie Cantor Opens Old Folks Home

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CA JMABC A.1995.006, A.2011.024-001-3-L.12277

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  • July 7, 1946 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w negative [cataloged as L.06896]
1 photograph : b&w print ; 8" x 10"

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Photograph depicts (l-r) an unidentified woman, Hirch Herman, Ida Cantor, Eddie Cantor, Mr. Shine, and an unidentified woman. Written on the verso: "J. S. Finkleman. Opening of Jewish Old Folks Home on 13th. Mr. [Shine] R of Eddie Cantor. 54083-8."
Caption from the JWB July 26, 1946: A shiny gold key is fitted into the lock of the Home here by the celebrated comedian, Eddie Cantor. On the left is his wife, Ida, and Hirch Herman, who paid $2,000 for the honor of presenting the key to Mr. Cantor. The money was part of $10,000 which Mr. Cantor helped gather during his two-week stay here.
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The Jewish Home for the Aged was incorporated under the auspices of the Jewish Men's Cultural Club and the Ladies' Auxiliary. The Home was located at West 13th Avenue.

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